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I step into the archery range, a little cocky and a whole lot excited. Before I ever touch the elegant recurve bow, I am sure that archery will be my […]

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Lately our youngest son, Matthias, has been struggling with anxiety. He has tummy aches. He worries about homework. He prefers to stay home and is hesitant to try new things. […]

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The oldest three of my four sons have been taking karate for over half a year now. They’ve earned their orange belts, and I am a proud mother who signed […]

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I’d once met this man who nonchalantly told me this unforgettable story. This story of how he’d picked up this painting at a yard sale. And he hadn’t really thought […]

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My sister was always the one who would jump out of bed in the dark early morning on Christmas day to wake the rest of us to open presents. She’s […]

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As we walk after school she says, Mama. The kids said mean things to me. And I sigh. So I counsel and hold and I sway with eight-year-old bony shoulders […]

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Wake Up Call

Oct 21, 2014 by

The summer after I graduated from law school, I had a lot on my plate. I was studying for the bar exam, finalizing plans for my wedding, living by myself […]

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My eyes popped open and my heart raced when my phone buzzed at 1:00 a.m.. Good news isn’t usually delivered at that hour. I hopped out of bed and grabbed […]